Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

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Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby JMMalley » Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:13 pm

My wife is applying for Italian citizenship through marriage in Miami next month. I thought we were prepared with criminal background checks, birth certificate, translations and marriage record from Italy. We found out the following from the Miami Consulate website today:

6. PROOF OF BANK TRANSFER OF 200 EURO TO MINISTERO DELL’INTERNO

This policy statement was NOT on the website when we last checked in July. I'm disappointed, to say the least. Is this a policy at all the consulates now? Anyone else facing this?

Thanks.
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Re: Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby RomaBound » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:27 am

A new fee of Euro 200 was institued in mid-July, 2009. There seems to be some initial confusion as to exactly which types of applications it is to apply to as evidenced ny these links:

http://www.consboston.esteri.it/Consolato_Boston/Archivio_News/CITTADANZA.htm

http://www.italylink.com/modules/smf/index.php/topic,3379.0.html

http://www.consnewyork.esteri.it/NR/exeres/0132B561-2F07-4BAF-9FA7-EA45D186B9C4.htm
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Re: Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby JMMalley » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:10 am

According to the website at the Miami Consulate, the fee applies to "acquisition and reacquisition" of Italian citizenship. I take that to mean *anyone* applying for Italian citizenship. I guess the fee will cut down the number of applicants because 22 euros is about $300 US (as of today). That's a sizable chunk of change.
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Re: Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby JMMalley » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:10 am

That's *200* euros.
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Re: Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby RomaBound » Sat Nov 28, 2009 4:32 pm

[quote="JMMalley"]According to the website at the Miami Consulate, the fee applies to "acquisition and reacquisition" of Italian citizenship. I take that to mean *anyone* applying for Italian citizenship. I guess the fee will cut down the number of applicants because 22 euros is about $300 US (as of today). That's a sizable chunk of change.[/quote]


Ah, but you see, most people on these boards are trying to simply prove that they *already are* Italain citizens by virtue of having a direct and uninterrupted bloodline - the jure sanguinis route. These people are neither acquiring nor reacquiring citizenship; they are claiming something that they were born with. As nearly as I can tell, the fee does not therefore apply for jure sanguinis cases.

PS: For anyone who thinks Italy's new Euro 200 fee is high, check out the fees charged by the United States: http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=40a9b2149e7df110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD&vgnextchannel=40a9b2149e7df110VgnVCM1000004718190aRCRD
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Re: Fee for Application for Juris Matrimoni

Postby JMMalley » Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:23 pm

Point taken. You are correct. Then consider the fee the cost of processing the papers. I didn't have to pay it because I applied last December. On the other hand, my wife does have to pay the fee. And you are correct about American fees -- $605 for a hearing?
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